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Old school photo: Wanda Everage

Old school photo: Wanda Everage

  Whether it’s the length of basketball shorts or the landscape of campus, part of the fun of our monthly old-school photos is to show you how much things at Drake have changed. This month, we feature a Drake mainstay — and not much has changed but her hairstyle. Wanda Everage, vice provost for student […]

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Supreme Court Celebration brings high-profile case to Drake campus

Supreme Court Celebration brings high-profile case to Drake campus

Drake’s 75th Supreme Court Celebration will start with a prominent case that has garnered national attention. On March 29, Drake University Law School will host the Iowa Supreme Court’s oral arguments in an appeal of Mark Becker’s murder conviction involving the insanity defense. Mark Becker was convicted of killing Aplington-Parkersburg football coach Ed Thomas in […]

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Caring for the community

Caring for the community

Students from the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (CPHS) continued to strengthen the connection between Drake and the community at the third annual Drake University Health and Wellness Fair on February 11. The fair took over Southridge Mall in Des Moines to offer free health information and screenings for community members. “The College is […]

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Senior starts student-run public relations agency

A new student-run public relations agency, 515PR, has blossomed at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and is already hard at work with two clients. The agency — the brainchild of senior public relations major Kristen Hemmings — is made up of six SJMC students with a wide range of skills. Hemmings first developed […]

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The Root of finance

The Root of finance

To many, finance is a dry subject, wrought with jargon and complicated equations. But for Tom Root, associate professor of finance, financial markets are his passion — something he tries to share with and pass on to his students. “I have a dedication to helping students and providing them the tools to be successful,” says […]

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The language of education

The Spanish-speaking population in Iowa has skyrocketed in recent years, growing by 52 percent in the last decade. Even more notable is the change occurring in Iowa’s K–12 schools: In 2006, more than 28,000 Latinos were enrolled in Iowa schools, a 700 percent increase since 1986. The Drake University School of Education is doing its […]

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